Boomer's new home

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NGIB, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    While the .460 Rowland kit worked great in my modded Springer Mil-Spec, I wanted to find a platform I could dedicate to it. I've been cruising all the local sites looking for a new host - and I found one. A store in Savannah had a Taurus 1911 in stainless that was a tad cosmetically challenged as it has a lot of scuffs on the slide. I PM'd Bear and asked if this would work and he said it would as he ran the kit in a Taurus. I shot up there after work and walked out with the gun for a shade over $420 including tax - I'm pleased.

    I broke the gun down completely when I got home and it was mechanically good but really dirty. I cleaned and lubed it well and removed the lock from the hammer just because. I reassembled it to check function and it was AOK. Then I took the .460 kit and installed it. No problems at all as it dropped right in. Bear advised me to use the lighter (20#) spring so I did. I'll need to polish up the slide and buff out the scuff marks but as of now - Boomer is functional again...
     

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  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Glad to hear it! I know you can't wait to try it out. Good catch there on the Taurus PT1911. Now you'll be able to say you're a Taurus owner:eek:. Seriously I trust the 1911s from Taurus a LOT more than their other pistols. I hope yours shoots as good as mine does.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congrats. Now you have a Bullboomer. :D
     
  4. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    All of the recent posts have me reconsidering whether my next pistol will be a .44 mag or a Springer Mil Spec GI model with a .460 kit in it. Why do you guys keep putting these crazy ideas in my head?!?!? NGIB, gonna be a sharp looking pistol with a little bit of elbow grease polishing it up.
     
  5. IGETEVEN

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    Mighty fine switch up and find there Dave. Mighty fine indeed......:cool:

    Let us know how she shoots, and don't leave any details out! :D
     
  6. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    That's (I can't believe I'm saying this) a damn nice Taurus!
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Now that looks a hell of a lot better. That black on stanless is DEAD sexy. ;)

    Nice find there NGIB!

    JD
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I think I'm going to play with the slide and try for a brushed finish rather than polished. Since I don't have much invested in it, I'm free to screw around with it without risking serious $$$. If it doesn't come out good, I'll just have it "painted"...
     
  9. Dillinger

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    You can send the slide in to Robar and have it coated with NP3

    Robar NP3 Firearms Finish

    Slide only is $120
    Slide & internal parts including barrel is $160

    Coating will last forever and you will never have to worry about it again. :p
     
  10. FCross7

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    Agreed. I also think it would look really nice if you got a black trigger, beavertail, slide release, safety etc. The contrast of the two would be pretty sweet looking.

    -Fred
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    It looks great! I agree with JD, Black on Stainless.......just too cool!!

    did I miss the range report??
     
  12. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I fired it when I had it mounted in my Springer, won't get to shoot this one until next week. Suffice to say I was impressed enough with the .460 Rowland setup that I bought a platform for its permanent host...
     
  13. Gojubrian

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  14. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Cleaned it up and buffer out the scuffs in the slide. Put on a set of Pachmayr wrap-arounds and an arched MSH. This one will go to the range on Saturday. Thanks to Bear for some advice on making sure this kit was fit & setup properly...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Dillinger

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    I think it needs a set of cooler grips. Perhaps something in G10. :cool:
     
  16. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Would you PLEASE shoot a bear with this thing already.
    ;)
     
  17. FCross7

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    Just out of curiosity, what was the process you used to buff out the scratches? My P238 came with a couple of light scratches, and as looking for a good way to try to get them out.

    -Fred
     
  18. NGIB

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    Actually, I wanted more of a brushed finish so I used some 600 grit wet & dry paper and just slowly "smoothed" the finish. Polishes tend to make it to shiny for me so I went this way.

    For JD, I had the G10s on it and it looked real nice but I prefer shooting with Pach's...
     
  19. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Very nice, NGIB.
    I'll also agree, I think the Black on stainless looks sweet:cool:
     
  20. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    :D

    Quiet you, or else you will get the hose again. :p